Lyle column: Peterson millinery, otranto mills destryoyed


Charles Peachey is building an addition to his house.

Farmers are making general preparations for the sowing time.

R. M. Boyd traded horses the other day. Consideration, a black calf.

Mrs. Evan Watkins, who has been quite sick, is improving.

J. H. Goslee's sister and her daughter, of Connecticut, arrived here last
Saturday. They will spend the summer with Mr. G.

Another Pioneer Gone: Nelson Clark

Another Pioneer Gone

Nelson Clark, of Otranto, died at the residence of his son in Lyle village, last Friday morning. H was 72 years old last May. He was born and reared in Chatauqua (sic) county, N. Y. At an early day he came west to Wisconsin, removing thence to Missouri. He came with his family to Otranto about 19 years ago. He was widely known in the vicinity of the state line. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden, of this city, at Minnereka, Sunday noon. A very large number of friends was present.

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Kare Everson baby coroner inquest

CORONER'S INQUEST- On the 2nd day of December. 1873, G. H. Knowlton, Coroner, held an inquest on the body of an infant child, at the residence of Holver Oleson, of Otranto township. The circumstances surrounding the birth and death of the child are still shrouded in mystery. It seems that about two months ago a servant girl by the name of Kare Everson, aged about 18, was employed to do housework for the family of Mr. Oleson. Soon after she took up her abode with them, Mrs.

David West obituary


At his home at Otranto Station, Iowa, Wednesday evening April 6, 1898, of Bright's disease, David West, aged 75 years.

He was born in Stockton, Chatauqua county, New York, four miles northeast of Lake Chatauqua, March 9, 1823. he grew up there, receiving a common school education. He was married about the year 1844 to Miss Harriet Woodworth, a native of the same county. There the three children, Charles L., Jeannette, and James E. were born.

Orlando Wilder died


The grim reaper, Death, has removed another old settler of Otranto township.

Last Friday morning Orlando Wilder succumbed to the fell destroyer. Mr. Wilder was aged 84 years, 6 months and 8 days at the time of his death. The funeral ceremonies were held Sunday by Rev. Belden and the remains buried at Woodbury cemetery.

Benjamin Vaughan Wilder obituary



Benjamin Vaughan Wilder, eldest son of Nelson and Maria H. Wilder, was born at Otranto, Iowa on the old home farm, Nov. 19, 1862, where he grew to manhood.

He was married to Alberta A. Bowers, June 28, 1882, and to them nine children were born, two of whom died in infancy, and Mildred at the age of six years. The living children are Gladys Jacobus of Hedges, Mont. Grace McGrew of Minneapolis, Delma Dye of Cottonwood, Idaho, Glenn B. Wilder of Forrestburg, S. D. Floyd E. Wilder of Howard, S. D., and Elva May Wilder at home in Mitchell, S. D.

Frank J. Dockstader obituary


Frank J Dockstader

It becomes our sad duty, this week, to chronicle the death of one who has for years been actively identified with the life of the community, and was known by many of our readers. For more than half a century he has made his home on a farm near Otranto, and for a number of years, besides operating the farm, has purchased poultry, becoming acquainted with most of the people in that section. He had many friends and enjoyed meeting them. Altho he had not been well for years, he was cheerful, happy and always busy.

John Norris obituary


Old Settlers
Passed Away

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is to the goal;
"Dust thou art, to dust returnerth,"
Was not spoken of the soul.

The harvest is past and the summer is ended, and the golden sheaves are being gathered into the garner, so likewise the great reaper has been in our midst, calling home some of our citizens that have passed the three score and ten mile post.

John Norris

William Kilgore obituary


William Edwin Kilgore died at his home in Austin township Thursday noon, May 9, 1908, of heart trouble and dropsy. Aged 65 years. He has been in failing health for several months.

He was born in Lancaster, N. H., March 18, 1843. He moved to Columbia county, Wis., in 1856. He enlisted in Co. G. 11th Ill. volunteer cavalry Nov. 25, 1861 and was honorably discharged March 15, 1863, after protracted illness in hospital. He came to Mitchell county, Ia., in 1865 and worked at his trade of carpenter. For fifteen falls he ran a threshing machine.

Julia Young obituary



DIED- at her home in Otranto, Iowa, Oct. 8th, 1901, of tetanus resulting from an accident, Mrs. Julia Young aged 47 years. She was born in Somerset, England, Aug. 7, 1853, and was married to Daniel Young, April 15, 1881. He was killed in a runaway accident, Dec. 15, 1900. She leaves two children, Mrs. Anna Bisbie of Forest Hill, Cal., and Mark L. Young of Otranto. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Somerville of Austin, in the Otranto church Thursday afternoon. Interment at Woodbury.

E. B. Sherman Funeral Held In Montana

E. B. Sherman
Funeral Held
In Montana

A former Lyle man, E. B. Sherman, 83, of Wibaux, Mont. died March 18 at Golden Valley hospital in Beach, N.D. where he had been a patient from an illness since January 3. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 22 at Chrisitian Fundmental church in Wibaux, with the Rev. Paul Lemke officiating, and interment was at Wibaux.

Edward Beaman Sherman, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jewett Sherman, was born in Lyle November 26, 1883. He grew up in Lyle and attended Lyle school.

Mrs. John Schultz Rites Held In New Hampton


Mrs. John Schultz, age 54, (the former Emily Klusmeier) of New Hampton, Iowa passed away suddenly Saturday evening in the hospital at New Hampton, Saturday evening following a heart attack.

Funeral services for the former Otranto township resident were held at First Methodist church in New Hampton Tuesday October 31.

A complete obituary will be printed next week.

The Obituary of Mrs. Martha Gould


Martha Anderson Gould, daughter of John and Maggie Anderson, was born in Norway on November 5, 1842, and died on February 6, 1928, aged 85 years, 3 months and 1 day, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. C. Frank at Rudd, Iowa.

She was married in 1864 to Cohn Gould, living first in St. Ansgar and Newburg townships, later moving to Otranto township, where she resided with her children, living a greater part of the time with her son Ed at St. Ansgar. Her husband passed away from this life in 1895.